(All Hail) Creation · Art · Magazines · November 2016

Smug Bragging 2k16 (I published a short story!)

I’ve got to run to get some jabs pretty soon, but on the last round I came home and my arms got deader and deader (and I got sleepier and sleepier but I’m already running at about 70% average consciousness so  I could probably also blame everything else in my life) so I thought I’d blog now just in case. I’ve already added to the list – if you have any contributions send them over  – so woohoo it looks like I’m committing to something.

Not sure how I feel about that given that I have only fifty days until I leave the continent, but I guess we all need things to come home to. Speaking of making things, I wrote a short story! And it’s published in something I didn’t run! I’m not sure which I’m more surprised about, now I think about it… but I guess it’s something to add to my ridiculous CV.

I should probably go and meditate in preparation for my next bout of hepatitis, so I will leave this here. If you chance upon this newspaper in or around Southend:

Trawler magazine winter 2016 Southend on Sea Francesca Burke

Turn to page 30 straight away.



4 thoughts on “Smug Bragging 2k16 (I published a short story!)

  1. Hey hey! Way to go, girl! 🙂 I haven’t read the story yet. Or can I even? Yeah, I don’t think so. Not anywhere near Southend. 🙂 Anyway, that’s awesome!

    I was looking around…didn’t you mention a Maggie S…something? (sorry, bad with long names) I received a mass message from her this morning or yesterday morning with writing tips. I’m pretty sure it’s the same person. Thought this was really neat. Hope it’s cool I shared this here.

    Well, congrats again! Enjoy the fame! 🙂

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    1. Thanks! I will probably put the story online, but not until after this issue of the paper’s had its run.

      Maggie Stiefvater? Yes she is in my top five favourite authors AND my top five people I’d steal a car with. I’m not doing NaNoWrMo (my whole life is NaNoWrMo) but she shared the email content online, I liked them. Did you find them useful?


      1. Oh hey! Sorry. Um, well I didn’t really read it closely. I was having a hard time getting started and/or was working on a thought at the time, but it is still in my inbox, so I can check next time. 🙂


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